There is just one month to go for my local community library’s book bingo initiative which I set up in February. For last month’s update click here. To find out what the whole thing is all about click here.
I said last month I was going to have to let the review pile build up as a number of my uncovered squares had to be taken directly from the library shelves. I’ve been partly successful as I have got three new balloons this month. That does leave me with a worrying five to still cover. I know what books I will be reading for these, it is just a matter of getting round to them in time so as I can join the growing number of library users who have completely covered their cards.
So on to the three I got this month. Second on the bottom row, covered by the brown balloon was “Lent To You By Someone”. I need to thank my friend Penny for this. I was with her in Waterstones when she purchased “The Little Paris Bookshop” and I obviously expressed enough interest in it for her to pass it on to me when she had finished. I’ve given it back now- so it was definitely a loan, so it gets a balloon. “The Little Paris Bookshop” is by Nina George and being a recently published paperback translation could have won me a number of my earlier balloons. My review for this book can be found here.
My other two stickers are for books I have read but the reviews have not yet appeared on here (they will). On the top row I needed to take out a book from the Young Adult/Teenage section of the library and for a while I’ve been looking at the Darren Shan series of books. I borrowed and read the first of the series “Cirque Du Freak” and I will let you know what I think of it soon.
I also took out a book from the Crime/Thriller genre section of the library which got me the balloon in the middle of the second row. I was delighted to find on the shelves the book I wanted to read next in the Peter James DS Grace Series. This was “Dead Like You” and my review of this will appear in my next post.
Just under a month to go and five more stickers to complete. I’ll let you know how close I came to achieving this next month when our Shanklin Library Book Bingo draws to a close with a prize draw for the completed cards (which I can’t win anyway seeing as I set the whole thing up -who wants to hear “fix!” after 6 months of hard reading!)